I am currently tutoring a boy in year 5. He is behind in literacy and numeracy but writing is his major problem. He is currently about 3 years behind. I have been tutoring him for a year and he has only made the progress that I would expect in about 4 months. I have tried lots of different techniques - storyboards, simple sentence writing, picture prompts, using a book, looking at and using model texts and also non fiction writing, nothing seems to work. He struggles to accurately punctuate his work which often does not make sense at a basic level or follow a plan so that its structure is very weak. Help - I really don't know what to do next. He is very laid back and is difficult to motivate - I have tried various motivational methods again to no avail, it is sometimes a struggle to get him to interact with me in a session. Help!